jueves, 1 de octubre de 2015

FW: EVENTS FOR TOMORROW---Venezuelan Cinema @ Pitt and Richard Blanco Reading @ Carlow University


Date: Friday October 2, 2015

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall (4th Floor, Wesley Posvar Hall)

For more information: Karen Goldman at kgoldman@pitt.edu


PAPITA, MANI, TOSTON. Luis Carlos Hueck / 90 min / Venezuela, 2013 | Spanish with English subtitles

Andrés (Jean Pierre Agostini) is a fan of Los Leones del Caracas one of the main baseball teams of Venezuela. Julissa (Juliette Pardau) is a fan of Los Navegantes del Magallanes, the rival team. One day Andrés gets tickets to see the game in Magallanes' VIP Zone. He meets Julissa and her dad who is not only fan but one of the team's managers. Andres and Julissa will fall in love and will have to pretend to be fan of the other's team. But soon trouble will arise.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/U4Gqb2BzI6Y


Sponsored by: El Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía de Venezuela (CNAC).

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS at the University of Pittsburgh, the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Ch and Duke University, and the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.






presents a reading by

Richard Blanco


Date: Friday, October 2, 2015

Location: Rosemary Heyl Theatre, Antonian Hall, Carlow University


Reading at 7:30 p.m. (book table at 7 p.m.)

Reception and book signing following the reading.

Free and open to the public.

Richard Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet in US history—the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. He was recently commissioned by the State Department to write a poem for the ceremonial re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba. This poem, Matters of the Sea / Cosas del Mar, will be released as a bilingual chapbook by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Born in Madrid to Cuban-exiled parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his body of work. He is the author of the memoirs The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey; the poetry chapbooks One Today and Boston Strong; and the poetry collections Looking for the Gulf MotelDirections to the Beach of the Dead, and City of a Hundred Fires. Currently, he is collaborating with renowned illustrator Dav Pilkey on a children’s book of his poem One Today.

Blanco’s many awards include the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the Thom Gunn Award. A builder of cities as well as poems, Blanco holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.F.A in Creative Writing.

“Blanco’s contributions to the fields of poetry and the arts have already paved the path forward for future generations of writers.” —President Barack Obama


Sponsored by Carlow University’s English Department, Creative Writing, and Women and Gender Studies.

For more information, please contact Sarah Williams-Devereux at sewilliams412@carlow.edu; or Jan Beatty at jpbeatty@carlow.edu. www.carlow.edu.



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